Congratulations are in order for Kendrick Lamar!
Less than two months after becoming available purchase, his Drake assisted single ‘Poetic Justice‘ has now sold enough copies to receive Gold Certification by the Recording Industry Association Of America.
Chart check below…
In the last week, the single sold a sweet 34,192 copies pushing its combined US sales to 515,811- landing the performer his first Gold single his launch number ‘Swimming Pools‘ reached the Platinum mark with over 1 million copies moved.
Fortunately for his field, he isn’t the only artist making chart gains this week. With 1,317,000 units sold worldwide, Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ LP stands as one of the highest selling R&B releases of the last two years, with 612,692 sold in the US since November 22nd 2012.
Elsewhere, global sales of Rihanna‘s ‘Unapologetic’ will no doubt give her much to smile about, seeing as they sit pretty at the 2,547,000 mark, led by the Sia penned classic ‘Diamonds‘ and helped by the Elijah Blake crafted ‘No Love Allowed‘.
Bruno Mars touches similar territory with his latest effort ‘Unorthodox Jukebox‘ which has now sold 2,480,000 globally as Nicki Minaj‘s debut album ‘Pink Friday‘ holds court at the 3 million mark, after helping the Rapper become the 8th female artist of Black descent to enjoy two or more US #1 albums.
On higher ground, Adele‘s ‘21‘ now boasts worldwide sales of 25,246,0000 while Usher’s 2004 release ‘Confessions‘ continues to reign as the last US album to be certified Diamond for sales of over 10 million units in the market. At present, its combined sales now sit at the 20 million + mark.
Congratulations to all!